Colourpop no filter stix foundation review | Worth the hype?

Today I am reviewing the No Filter Foundation Stix from Colourpop which is available in 30 shades. It claims to be medium coverage and gives you natural skin-like finish. I picked up the shade 50W which is a warm foundation with yellow undertones for light skin tonesSince my Colourpop haul here, I have been desperately waiting for my skin to get to an okay stage to try out this foundation stick.

The foundation Stix comes in a simple white twist up applicator and feels very sturdy. There is a slight scent but nothing that will linger on your skin or smell too chemically. This retails for $10USD and comes in different undertones; warm, neutral and cool

Foundation sticks are very easy to use, swipe where you want the product to be and layer for more coverage. The product itself is creamy on the skin and is relatively easy to blend out. In terms of application, I tried both a beauty blender and flat top buffer and the results for a better and smoother finish is from the flat top buffer brush. The beauty blender tends to pull that coverage away.

Skin wise, I have a lot of blemishes and scars, I have dry patches on my chin area and this is where the foundation caked up a lot and you could tell that I was wearing a lot of makeup. The overall finish is glowy skin-like but clings to dry patches. I did lightly set my face with RCMA no colour powder and went in with my Mario Badescu Facial Spray to set.

Throughout the day, I found that it does transfer as I did touch my face. It also sank into the crevice of my nose and forehead lines which I tapped back in with a small flat top buffer that being at the 4-hour mark. I did another touch up at 8-hour mark and removed my makeup at the 9-hour mark. At the end of the day, it became patchy where my skin was fine and caked up/separated a lot around my problem areas.


Right now I am not a foundation stick convert, I still feel it is heavy on the skin but for the ease of application, I want to try this out more. I've read that people have been using oils underneath which may help with my dry areas. I do want to try this out more when my blemishes disappear and maybe pick up another shade to mix and it is a little bit dark for my skin.

Do you prefer a liquid foundation or stick foundations?

Check out my Make Up Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick review here.

Until next time!

Joyce x
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  1. I very nearly picked this up with my last order, but I'm kind of glad that I didn't. I'm too lazy to put the effort into making drying foundations work haha. It looks great on you though!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. Hey there!
    Oh, this is really disappointing for me! I expected so much more from it based on the YT videos and such. But, hey, it happens! Thank you for reviewing it!!!
    Christine xx

  3. I was completely a liquid foundation kinda gal until I first tried the hourglass vanish stick foundation - that ones a game changer! X

  4. I do really want to try a stick foundation, as I tend to only stick to liquid ones! It's a shame that this Colourpop one didn't really work all that well for you xo

    Char |


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